Dodgers go for L.A. record road winning streak

Tom Szczerbowski

The Dodgers have won nine straight road games for the first time since 2004.

Being down 8-3 after six innings on Tuesday didn't seem to be much of a problem for the Dodgers, as they came back to win 10-9 for their fifth straight victory. The win was also their ninth straight on the road, matching the longest streak for the franchise since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. It puts them in some pretty good company.


On June 22, the Dodgers found themselves 2½ games behind the Cardinals and in fourth place in the National League. The next day they beat the Cardinals 4-3 in St. Louis, then didn't lose another road game until July 15. Sandy Koufax started two of the road games during the streak, and gave up one run in 18 innings. The run pushed the Dodgers to 6½ games up on their way to a World Series championship.


This is the only non-playoff team of the bunch, but those 1970 Dodgers did win 87 games. During the road streak the Dodgers scored at least six runs in seven of the nine games and outscored their home opponents 60-25.


The 1976 Dodgers, in Walter Alston's final season as manager, didn't make the playoffs - finishing behind the Big Red Machine - but they did win 92 games, including their final four road games. The 1977 Dodgers, under Tommy Lasorda, ran the streak to nine games, then after a loss won six more road contests in a row. That team started the season 22-4 en route to a World Series berth.


Before the 2013 squad, Jim Tracy's gang was the last Dodgers team to go 5-0 out of the All-Star break. They won six games, in a two-city trek through Arizona and Houston. The team went from 3½ games back to 3½ games up and won the National League West.

Will this team be the first Los Angeles Dodgers team to win 10 straight on the road? If so, they would be the first Dodgers team since 1955 to do so. The boys of summer began the season 22-2, including 11-0 away from Ebbets Field, and would win their first World Series championship.

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Time: 4:07 p.m.


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